Dear Friends of Opera Fusion:
To help our community remain positive and uplifted during this difficult period of isolation and social distancing Opera Fusion is launching a virtual concert project on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. We’re calling this series #SongStrong, offering viewers a front-row seat, at home, while theaters and concert venues are closed. Our singers have been getting together — at a distance — with a piano and filming a wide variety of musical performances: classical, American songbook, comedy, art song, opera, ensemble, musical theater, and anything else these artists want to do to express themselves.
We have been given permission to repurpose part of an arts grant — from the Rosemary Duffy Larson Foundation — to fund this effort. Our first video, The Baroness’ Lament (Apologies to Andrew Lloyd Webber), was posted Friday evening. Baroness Vladka Titzengrabben von Loudenstimme is a hilarious role Birgit Fioravante created and has been performing for many years. Check out our social media links above for more #SongStrong posts.
May the blessing of song help sustain you in this difficult time.
Birgit Djupedal Fioravante, Executive Director
Now in our sixth year, Opera Fusion is bringing a new perspective to a classic art form for South Florida. Our philosophy is clear: we want everyone to experience the beauty of the voice! From our innovative summer Emerging Artists Project, to the 2016 world premiere of Not in My Town, to educational outreach programming, as well as our fully-staged classic operas, Opera Fusion is expanding the definition of what opera is and can be. We are very grateful for all the support we’ve received from our sponsors, donors, and audiences– we simply couldn’t do it without your help!
As the pandemic situation improves and performing arts organizations find their way back to offering live performances, we will update you on our 2020 season and beyond.